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Re: Install Problem on Windows XP Home - Password Issue

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Patrick Isaac" <patjisaac(at)hotmail(dot)com>,<pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Install Problem on Windows XP Home - Password Issue
Date: 2005-07-17 20:40:28
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE0945EB@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> Hello,
> 
> I was installing the Windows version of PostgreSQL 8.0.3 (I 
> am running Windows XP Home) when I got to the screen that 
> asks for a password, I left if blank and went to the next 
> screen. I decided to go back and change it but now I get 
> "Account error. Invalid username specified" and can't even 
> install the program. I searched Google and found this person 
> with the same problem...
> 
> http://groups-beta.google.com/group/pgsql.bugs/browse_thread/t
hread/89246343eb2d9041/23f6895d200c35f2?q=%22Invalid+username+specified%
22+and+%> 22postgresql%22&rnum=1&hl=en#23f6895d200c35f2
> 
> The suggested solution is to delete the account and start 
> over. The problem is, I cannot find the account to delete it. 
> Can anyone tell me where I would look to find the account and 
> delete it?

XP Home Edition goes out of it's way to hide any actually useful
functionality for windows :-( Your best bet if you want decent GUI tools
to do it is to upgrade to Professional.

If you can live with commandline, thouhg, all the functionality is still
there. To delete the user, run
NET USER <username> /DELETE


//Magnus

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